[Python-Dev] 2.3.6 for the unicode buffer overrun

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Oct 12 22:57:38 CEST 2006

Fredrik Lundh schrieb:
> ideally, releasing (earlier release + well-defined patch set) should be
> fairly trivial, compared to releasing (new release from trunk).  what do
> we have to do to make it easier to handle that case?

For the Windows release, I doubt there is much one can do. The
time-consuming part is to run the MSI file, on three different
architectures, and in various combinations (admin/no-admin,
default directory/Program Files, upgrade/no-upgrade). I don't
always do all of them, but still it takes a while; I usually
need an hour to make a release.

Plus, sometimes something goes wrong: there might a backport
that doesn't work on Windows, or it might be that I broke
my build environment somehow (which I normally keep across
releases - if I have to start from scratch on a fresh
machine, it takes much longer: a day or so).


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